2023 Police K-9 Association K-9 5K

Sat October 7, 2023
100% of race proceeds benefit active and retired K-9's through the Police K-9 Association 501(c)(3) nonprofit and charitable organization
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Events

5K (In Person)

$40 10:00AM EDT Registration ends October 5, 2023 at 11:59pm EDT

1 Mile (In Person)

$40 9:30AM EDT Registration ends October 5, 2023 at 11:59pm EDT

Spectator Here for Beer (In Person)

$40 10:00AM EDT Registration ends October 5, 2023 at 11:59pm EDT

1/4 Mile Kids' Race (In Person)

$0 9:15AM EDT Registration ends October 5, 2023 at 11:59pm EDT

Virtual 5K

$50 Registration ends October 1, 2023 at 11:59pm EDT
Description

Join the Police K-9 Association on Saturday, October 7, 2023 at Centennial Plaza and the Canton Brewing Company for the 4th Annual K-9 5K! Our unique event features a live K-9 demonstration, fun photo opportunities, music and entertainment, food trucks, raffles, and a FREE Chase the Tails 1/4 mile kids' race! We have 5 race options so bring your friends and family! In person and virtual options are available. Our race is more than a 5K — it’s a community celebration! We will see you at the after party! 

  • 5K
  • 1 Mile
  • Kids’ 1/4 Mile
  • Spectator Here for Beer
  • Virtual 5K

The Police K-9 Association is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit and charitable organization responsible for training and assisting 60 active and retired K-9 teams between 20 departments. As the need for K-9's continues to grow, so does our organization's responsibility to support these K-9 teams. There are significant costs in starting and maintaining a prosperous K-9 program. City and county financial budgets often limit needed funding for K-9's. The PK9A assists agencies by offsetting the cost of education, training, equipment, and the medical needs of both active and retired K-9's.

This is a dog friendly event! To be sure everyone has a great time, there are a few rules to keep everyone safe and happy:

  • Any dog attending the event in person must be registered. After you begin your registration, you will have a selection to add on your dog registration.
  • All well behaved dogs are welcome and must be leashed with a maximum 6' lead.
  • NO retractable leashes.
  • Waste bags are the responsibility of pet owners. Please immediately clean up after your dog.
  • Dogs are NOT permitted on Centennial Plaza
  • Dogs must be current on rabies vaccination.
  • A water station will be located at the venue.
  • Event organizers reserve the right to eject any aggressive, or obviously ill dog.
  • Pet owners assume full responsibility for their dog. The Police K-9 Association, and all associated event organizers, cannot be held liable for any incidents or injury. By entering the event, attendees accept full responsibility for any risks to themselves and their dogs.

Schedule of Events:

  • Friday, October 6, 2023
    • 5:00 - 7:00PM: Early Packet Pickup
  • Saturday, October 7, 2023
    • 8:00AM: Race Day Packet Pickup Begins
    • 9:15AM: Kids' 1/4 Mile Race
    • 9:30AM: 1 Mile Race
    • 10:00AM: 5K Race
    • 11:00AM: Awards Ceremony
    • 12:00PM: K-9 Demo
    • 12:30PM Raffle and 50/50 Drawings
      • Winners need not be present. Winnings need picked up by 3:00pm event day.

5K Awards:

  • Top 3 Male and Top 3 Female Overall
  • Top 3 Male and Top 3 Female per Age Group:
    • 0-9,10-14,15-18,19-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80+

Packet Pickup:

  • Virtual registrants will be mailed their packets the first week in October.
  • All in-person registrants can pickup their packet early on Friday, 10/5/23 from 5:00-7:00PM or on race day 10/7/23 beginning at 8:00AM. The location for both pickups is the Canton Brewing Company: 120 3rd St NW, Canton, OH 44702

 

Place
Canton Brewing Company: 120 3rd St. NW, Canton, OH 44702
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